45points

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)

84points

Audi S8 (2014)

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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs Audi S8 (2014)

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

Why is Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) better than Audi S8 (2014)?

  • 4.2l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    11.8l/100 kmvs16l/100 km
  • 1.2l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    7.8l/100 kmvs9l/100 km
  • 46mm shorter
    1.42mvs1461mm
  • 681mm shorter length
    4.46mvs5136mm
  • 1.9l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    10.1l/100 kmvs12l/100 km
  • 1.3m smaller turn radius
    11mvs12.3m
  • Has front-wheel drive
  • 684.84kg lighter
    1.44tvs2125000g

Why is Audi S8 (2014) better than Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 210Nm higher maximum torque
    481Nmvs271Nm
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 350hp more horsepower
    520hpvs170hp
  • 7.47% greater cargo volume
    374lvs348l
  • Has in-car system
  • Has Stop-Start system

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

80000km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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4.Has dual-clutch transmission
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

5. smaller turn radius

11m

12.3m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

348l

374l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.42m

1.46m

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3. more headroom (front)

927mm

945mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.09m

4. shorter length

4.46m

5.14m

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5. more headroom (rear)

917mm

993mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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6. longer wheelbase

2.64m

2.99m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.3Cd

0.26Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.24Cd

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

271Nm

481Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

11.8l/100 km

16l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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4. more horsepower

170hp

520hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5.Has a turbocharged engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6.Has Stop-Start system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has in-car system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has Bluetooth
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.USB ports

0

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Audi S8 (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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